The Merced man accused of kidnapping and killing a household was charged Monday with 4 counts of first-degree homicide for every life misplaced, prosecutors introduced.
The Merced County district legal professional’s workplace mentioned in a press launch that it won’t make a dedication this yr on whether or not to pursue the loss of life penalty within the case of Jesus Manuel Salgado, 48, who’s accused of abducting an 8-month-old lady and her mother and father in addition to her uncle, from their trucking enterprise off South Freeway 59 final week.
Dist. Atty. Kimberly Lewis declined to touch upon the case past the costs. Salgado is ready to be arraigned Monday afternoon.
Salgado was charged within the deaths of Jasdeep Singh, 36; his spouse, Jasleen Kaur, 27; their 8-month-old daughter, Aroohi Dheri; and Singh’s brother, Amandeep Singh, 39.
The investigation into the disappearance of the household started Oct. 3 after police discovered Amandeep Singh’s Dodge Ram truck on fireplace within the city of Winton.
When relations couldn’t find Amandeep or his brother, sister-in-law or their child, they reported the household as lacking.
The search led investigators with the Merced County Sheriff’s Workplace to the household enterprise, Unison Trucking, the place video surveillance confirmed a suspect abducting the household at gunpoint and main them away within the truck.
Salgado tried suicide Tuesday as investigators zeroed in on him as a suspect within the case, the Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned in an announcement. He was held within the hospital for 2 days and was then booked into jail.
Salgado additionally faces expenses of unlawful possession of a firearm and arson for allegedly setting fireplace to the truck. His brother, Alberto Salgado, was additionally arrested within the case on suspicion of legal conspiracy, accent and destroying proof.
Jesus Manuel Salgado spent almost a decade in jail for holding one other household at gunpoint and robbing it in its storage in 2005.